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Jew with Byrd Expedition Honored by War Department

Technical Sergeant Benjamin Roth, one of the two Jewish members of the Byrd Expedition, has been promoted to master sergeant for excellent work during the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. The usual method of procedure which requires competitive examinations, has been waived by Secretary of War Hurley, in view of Sergeant Roth’s absence. Admiral Byrd has attested to his ability.